Owners of Twohey’s Restaurant, which closed Sunday after 51 years in Alhambra, are ramping up plans to open again, this time in South Pasadena.“We look forward to continue making memories for the next 75 years at our new location at 424 Fair Oaks Ave. in South Pasadena,” the restaurant posted on social media last week. “Follow us on our website, Facebook and Instagram for updates on our Grand Opening in South Pasadena.”
So far, a grand opening date for the South Pasadena location has not been announced. Two years ago, the owners opened a smaller version of the restaurant on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena that offered a scaled down version of the menu, and included beer and cocktails.
The original Twohey’s opened in Pasadena in 1943, and the restaurant moved to Atlantic Boulevard, near Huntington Drive, in Alhambra in 1951. In 2017, the owners of the iconic restaurant announced plans to move to South Pasadena after a new lease could not be worked out at the longtime location.
Complicating matters for the business, parking at the Alhambra site became an issue after an In-N-Out burger moved in next door almost 20 years ago.
The restaurant was scheduled to shut down permanently on Jan. 20, 2018, but owners found the location in South Pasadena and were able to keep the restaurant open in Alhambra on a month-to-month lease agreement. Earlier this year, the restaurant closed on Mondays in anticipation of the move.
“We … are grateful for the support from the community throughout the years. The tremendous outpouring of love and loyalty during this time has been overwhelming, with legions of friends, family, and guests sharing their unique stories of what Twohey’s Restaurant has meant to them. Though it is bittersweet, we are excited for this new chapter and to continue the Twohey’s Restaurant legacy in South Pasadena,” said owner Jim Christos.